Song Lyric Sunday: Hiding – ‘Backstreets’

I hadn’t guessed Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, desp[ite the clues from the previous two challenges. It’s pretty clear with the wisdom of hindsight, though. It must have been hiding in plain sight. Be that as it may, when I saw that the theme was ‘hiding’, I knew that I had listened…

Song Lyric Sunday: Sleep – ‘When The Music’s Over’

In most cases, my response to Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday theme will contain the keyword in the title, thereby displaying a regrettably typical lack of imagination. Which is why my first thought on seeing this week’s theme of ‘Sleep’ was John Lennon’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ But then I asked myself why forego an opportunity…

Song Lyric Sunday: Glass – ‘Breaking Glass’

Not the longest or most profound set of lyrics this week, but this song by David Bowie from the ‘Low’ album definitely meets Helen’s theme for this week. This song is said to have prompted Nick Lowe to write the much more widely known ‘I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass’. Baby, I’ve been breaking…

Song Lyric Sunday: Photograph – ‘Old Friends’

“Preserve your memories/They’re all that’s left you” Usually, for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenges I end up going with the first or second title that comes to mind. However, for this week’s theme of ‘picture/photograph’ I had to delve down to number four on my list. Number one was ‘Photograph’ by Ringo Starr; if that’s…

Song Lyric Sunday: Cars – ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’

This week for her Song Lyric Sunday challenge, Helen is looking for something on the theme of ‘Car/Cars’. Obviously – as with ‘driving’, which came up about a month ago – there’s no shortage of potential candidates. There’s always Gary Numan’s ‘Cars’, of course, but my first thought was Dylan’s ‘From A Buick 6’. However,…

Song Lyric Sunday: Plan – ‘The First Day In August’

Helen’s theme of ‘Plan’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday didn’t turn out to be as tricky as I feared it might on first glance. That’s because this song, from Carole King’s ‘Rhymes and Reasons’ album, is all about having a plan. And it means a lot to the lovely Madame and me. On the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Fear – ‘Fearless’

A lot of people  seem to have found Helen’s theme of ‘Fear’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday pretty straightforward. I confess that I had to think about it for a while, having eschewed the perhaps too obvious ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’. However, this Pink Floyd song eventually came to me, and famously has the…